To avoid the need to recycle by not using prepackaging, for example.

Recyling is good, but precycling - cutting out packaging in the first place and buying only what you need - is better.

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  • precycle — /ˈprisaɪkəl/ (say preesuykuhl) verb (i) (precycled, precycling) to anticipate the causes of waste and take action to prevent it, as by bulk ordering to avoid excessive packaging, bringing one s own containers when purchasing takeaway food, etc.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • precycling — pp. Purchasing products based on how recyclable they are. [pre + recycling] precycle v. precycler n. Example Citations: The produce section, as it turns out, was a good place to illustrate the first rule of precycling : Don t get any packaging at …   New words

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